On the Coherence of the Incarnation

1. The Problem According the the doctrine of the Incarnation (or the Hypostatic Union), Christ possesses both a divine and human nature. This however, seems to create a paradox; for to say that Christ is divine and human simultaneously, is to say that Christ possesses contradictory attributes. Thus, Christ would be weak and yet omnipotent – ignorant … Continue reading

Some Insufficient Models of the Incarnation

1. Introduction Scripture reveals that, at the Incarnation, the Logos (the 2nd Person of the Trinity) became man. John writes, “the Word became flesh and dwelt among us” (John 1:1 cf. 14). This does not imply the forfeiting of divinity, but the addition of a human nature to the Logos’ inherent divine nature. … Continue reading

Sharpening Christological Vernacular

Subsequent to the Incarnation, it is correct to describe Christ as one Person consisting of two distinct natures. While this is an accurate description of Christ, the terms “person” and “nature” are sometimes used without much specificity, leading to confusion in Christological discussions. Therefore, it is helpful to sharpen these definitions in order to more accurately understand what happened at the Incarnation. 1. … Continue reading